Watching TV Can Shorten Your Life
According to a new study out of Australia watching an hour of television can shorten your life by 22 minutes. The study, as reported by MSNBC, determined that an hour of TV viewing was equal to two cigarettes. However before you put that new 73-inch 3-D out by the curb consider this.
The problem is not actually TV itself but the lack of activity by the viewer for long periods, the researches said. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, excess weight and other health problems are associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
So if an hour of TV watching is the equivalent of smoking two cigarettes does that mean that smoking those two cigarettes while watching an hour of TV shortens your life by 44 minutes? Hmmmm.